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IBPL Becomes India's First EU-GMP Certified Biopharmaceutical Facility

June 21, 2007

Intas Biopharmaceuticals Limited (IBPL, Gujarat, India, www.intasbiopharma.co.in) has become India's first dedicated biopharmaceutical company to receive certification from the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA, London, UK, www.emea.europa.eu) or an EU-GMP certification for its manufacturing facility at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Facility Design: Simulation Methodology for Facility Design

June 1, 2007

Discrete simulation allows the design teams to see every meaningful detail about equipment and materials flowing through the process.

New Manufacturing Facilities Announced

May 23, 2007

Eden Biodesign (Liverpool, UK, www.edenbiodesign.com), SAFC (St. Louis, MO, www.sigmaaldrich.com/SAFC/Pharma), Midatech Group (Oxfordshire, OX, www.midatechgroup.com), Cellexus Systems (Cambridgeshire, UK, www.cellexusbiosystems.com), and BioConvergence LLC (Bloomington, IN, www.bioc.us) are sprucing up their product development and services with the construction of new manufacturing facilities.

Abbott Zeroes in on Puerto Rico for Biologics Manufacturing

April 22, 2007

Abbott (Abbott Park, IL, www.abbott.com) recently announced the official opening of its new biologics manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico to support the long-term supply of its leading biologic agent, HUMIRA (adalimumab), and other future biologics.

Singapore Burgeoning with New Biotech Facilities

April 22, 2007

Singapore's efforts to grow its biologics manufacturing sector received a significant boost on March 28, 2007, when the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced that Genentech, Inc. (San Francisco, CA, www.gene.com) has decided to establish a commercial-scale microbial-based biologics manufacturing facility in Singapore.

Designing a Shorter Vertical Leg for Sanitary Steam Traps

September 1, 2006

Steam traps are part of a steam-in-place system. The current design allots 18 in. of vertical leg for condensate backup. A design with a sensitive bellows has been proven in laboratory tests to need only 6 in. of vertical leg during the 15 min. of 121?C sterilization. Loads of 1 to 27 lb/h are covered by the capability of the new trap, equivalent to required steam for vessels 20 to 40,000 L.

Successful Bioreactor Installation: What it Takes

August 1, 2006

Understand your company's requirements, define responsibilities,and manage your team effectively.

Disposables: A Solution for Efficient Biopharmaceutical Production

July 1, 2006

Disposables require less space than conventional equipment, and they can be assembled offsite into complete process trains.

The Case for Disposable Manufacturing Equipment toAccelerateVaccine

June 1, 2006

Disposables can be used for media preparation, clarification, filling in downstream processes . . .



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